|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The pool is suitable for all the family with a specific area for children. There are 3 cabanas: from 2 of them you can sit and admire the fabulous views. The property has a manager who will cater for your specific holiday requirements (travel to beaches,amenities and tours). There is also full time security and cleaning staff. A chef can be arranged for very reasonable rates, as required.
I am an English lady living in England but had a house built in Sri Lanka after I went to the country and fell in love with it.
I have owned Mandalay for 6 years but have only in the last 12 months rented the property out.
My partner Sudu lives in Sri Lanka and looks after all of my guests and the villa with utmost care and attention to detail, making sure that everybody has a wonderful holiday.
We spend 5 memorable days at Mandalay with our two kids (12 and 17yrs). There is no better place to relax after a full week of intensive travel throughout Sri Lanka. The house is nice and cozy, the pool irresistible, the garden luxuriant, the view on the countryside breathtaking and the service provided by the caretaker five stars. He cooks, takes you to the neighborhood for shopping, sightseeing or to the nearby beaches whenever you want. Bentota beach is fantastic. All in all, Mandalay is an excellent value for money.
We stayed at Mandalay for 10 days with our 2 young children. The villa was beautiful and peaceful, but also conveniently located to great sights - beaches, gardens, turtle hatcheries and an impressive Buddhist temple complete with 2 resident elephants. The manager and his staff were outstanding in their hospitality and were great with the children. The chef excelled, cooking fabulous local produce and we only ate out once as staying in was so much better.
Bentota and Beruwala beaches are 3 miles from the villa and there is free transport to the beaches when required.
Airport: Bandaranayake International Airport: 94 km
Railway: Aluthgama: 3 km
Transfers can be arranged at a cost of £80 each way per party. However if the villa is booked for 7 nights or more transfer costs are free of charge. The journey from the Airport will take between 2/4 hours depending on the time of day.
This is a thriving local village with many shops and market stalls. About 1/2 mile from Mandalay.
Monday is market day in Aluthgama, just 3km from the villa. Bustling with locals selling fresh fish, meat and vegetables, the produce is as colorful as the saris they wear.
This is a 12th century Buddhist temple, and is the tallest sitting Buddha statue in the world(48m / 160ft) which is situated at Aluthgama 3km away from the villa.
Mandalay's Manager is a highly experienced tour guide and driver. We can work with you to produce a series of bespoke tours to meet your specific requirements. We routinely conduct tours to a range of impressive destinations. For example, Yala Game Reserve - where there are the highest concentration of leopard in the world; Nuwara Eliya - where you can stay in a colonial bungalow amongst the renowned tea plantations; Kandy - where you can visit the most significant Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka and the world-famous Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage; Sigiriya - a dramatic ancient fortress that is also a world heritage site; Dambulla Cave Temple - the most impressive cave temple in Sri Lanka.
The above destinations can be booked in conjunction with a range of accommodation, from 5* boutique hotels to tourist hotels. All travel is conducted in our comfortable 9-seater, air conditioned minibus.
Water-sports centers are located all along the coast, where a variety of activities are available to suit all abilities and ages The calm river is perfect for water-skiing and windsurfing.
A 3hr boat trip up the Bentota River is highly recommended, you will travel through the mangroves and have frequent sightings of crocodile, monitor lizards, brahimy kites, fruit bats and kingfishers.
Kosgoda Turtle Farm
Visit the local small turtle farms at Kosgoda. Join in the egg burial by night, admire the baby turtles by day and take a journey to the sea to release the young back into their natural environment.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
To secure your booking, a deposit of 20% is required. Balance is due 30 days in advance of arrival. Details of how to pay will be made available at time of booking. Cancellations will incur loss of deposit.
Sri Lanka has introduced an online visa system for all travelers arriving in Sri Lanka from January 1, 2012. Visitors must apply for the Electronic Travel Authorization established in the Department of Immigration and Emigration, the cost is $20 per person.
There is no preferred changeover day. The villa will be available after 2pm on arrival date and must be vacated by 11am on departure date. However as long as the villa is not booked by another party then these times can be changed.
Notes on prices:
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The rental price quoted is for the booking of the whole property irrespective of the number of guests.
Christmas and New Year
Rental charge will be £1,200.00 per week from 24th December 2012 to 5th January 2013 payment Method
By Bankers Draft telegraphic transfer to an account in sri lanka.